The Making of Geology: Earth Science in Britain, 1660-1815by Roy Porter
Pub. Date: 09/18/2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book presents a detailed account of how the discipline of geology developed between the mid-seventeenth century and the early nineteenth century. See more details below
This book presents a detailed account of how the discipline of geology developed between the mid-seventeenth century and the early nineteenth century.
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Table of Contents
Introduction; 1. Orientations: c. 1660– 1710; 2. The natural history of the Earth; 3. The re-creation of the Earth; 4. A deepening base: c. 1710–1775; 5. Continuity and change; 6. Changing social formations: c.. 1775–1815; 7. A reformation of knowledge; 8. The constitution of geology; Conclusion.
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